Thursday 17/8/17

I think, it was the third ir fourth time I did it…, haha for after the holidays it was okay, 15:46 RX…

Bench last set 42kg – felt heavy

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assault bike 15 min 30/30

press 5×3 34kg

deadlift 1×5 87.5 kg

box back squat 8×2 78kg

dumbell kipping hspu practice

muscle up practice

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Vegaaaaaaas…. 10/8/17

Other people drink like crazy and lose lots of money – Well I go to a CrossFit class… 🙂
We went to CF Max Effort this morning. The drop in is 20$ per person, kinda cheap in comparing to San Fran. The box is really nice, big, with a lot of fun stuff to play around. The coach was really nice and the wod made fun and hurt. I earned this mega brunch afterwards…

Seattle CrossFit 31/1/17

Sso, we will be in this area for a bit more than a week. I have friends here who used to train with me in Shanghai and we can stay at their house and train together at CF North Sound. I got a really cool deal for. drop in week and will train there now hooefully almost every day, judt doing the regular class, no extras 😉

Welcome to Portland/Oregon

This became one of my fav cities – I def. would move here: a nice city,with lots of cool options. Everything easy reachable by bike, lots of healthy shops, great coffee and an awesome nature around it… 

There are a couple of CF boxes in town. We decided to go to CF Stumptown, they were close to our (shabby) motel and had a Sumday morning wod. Drop in fee was 20$ incl a shirt, not a bad deal- unfortunately they had only big sizes for girls because the reginals were in Portland and lots of people droppid in. Well, now I have a new night shirt…

I checked the websit before, they post the wods every day and I already saw that Sunday is benchmark day, which is nice. At night I was thinking about wods I don’t wanna do, and Cindy came into my mind. Because it is a bodyweight wod which I don’t like dueing vacations because I can do them without a box. I prefer doing sth with barbells because I am travelling and we don’t have so many options to workout. On the other hand Cindy is a workout you have to push all the time because sou don’t need to rest. And doing that during vacation, well…, it sucks!

Well guess what happened? 😦 CINDY it was…

So I pushed like crazy…., and I PR’d… 23 rounds plus13 reps… Kinda good for vacation. I had good transitions, the pull up bar was good, not too high and I did push ups and aur squats right beneath the bar… 

Drop In San Francisco

Finally: Summer Break!!!!! I started my USA trip on Tuesday. First stop: San Francisco. I definetely wanted to drop in @ CF San Francisco, Kelly Starret's box. Unfortunately he is not coaching many classes anymore. When I checked for a wod during my stay, there was only one Metcon class (more like a bodyweight class, also for beginners) and even this class was substituted when I checked the schedule again. So we booked a regular wod. The drop in fee is quite expensive: 40 dollars, no shirt included. But the whole city us very pricey, most boxes ask for a 30 bucks drop in fee.
I was checking the wods online, they post them every day and the programming looks really good, lots of emoms, gymnastic skills and exhausting wods with an rx plus option.
The box itself is close to the Golden Gate Bridge, we walked there from our hotel in downtown. It is really good equipped, lots of dumbbels, barbells, plates. I trief the trueform runner for the first time, weird thing 😉
Our wod was only a warmup and an amrap, using the benchmark wod "The Chief". I was hoping for a strengths or gymnastic part. At the end we did a little buy out, everyone on his/her own. The coach did a nice job, looking for good reps and no cheating.
Afterwards I bought two tops, ouch, I really left my money there. The breakfast afterwards was earned. 😉

Wednesday – longest day of the year … 21/6/17

Warm-up
600m run
3x Laufschulung
3x 60m Steigerung (70/80/80)

Metcon emom 8
6 burpees otb
12 swings 24/16

Basic Strength
Deadlift (1×1)
3×5
3×3
3×1
*increase weight every set
It did not feel that good, not working on my deadlifts right now, went up to 1x115kg… :/

Metcon (Time) 5rft
21 air squats
15 pull ups
9 hspu
RX 6:20
This was fun, I started doing the pull ups unbroken but had to split them up in 10s and 5 in the third set, all the other movements very unbroken.

Afterwards I went to the weightlifting class and worked on overhead stuff, not too successful … 😉

Tuesday 20/6/17

I did not do the 12pm class because I had a dentist appointment… :/ So I went right afterwards, did some stuff from my the welded athlete program. The box started a new cycle, back to the more crossfit based wods, focusing on lifts, weightlifting, gymnastics and regular metcons.

– back squat (3 sec down) 5×3 80kg
– high hang snatch 8×1 heavy single (last set 41kg)- I know it is not heavy but it feels like.. :O
– 12 rope climbs

class

Warm-up 2x
3 snatch deadlift
3 snatch high pull
3 muscle snatch
3 power snatch
3 snatch balance
3 snatch

Gymnastics 2x
Push-ups (2x max reps)
61/34
Ring Rows (2x max reps)
30/34
followed by
10 hollow rocks
10 v-ups
10 tuck ups
1min rest

Weightlifting
Muscle Snatch (2×1)
emom 10
1 snatch pull& 1 muscle snatch
*increase weight every 2nd set
20/25/30/32.5/35

Metcon (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps)
amrap 4
14 dl 60/40
14 burpee otb
4+1
3min rest
Metcon (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps)
amrap 4
14 s2o 60/40
14 burpee otb
2+3

I was so done after the first wod… My friend, who is really strong and fast was right behind me. I finished my first round right in front of her and this kept me motivated to push even harder. The shoulder to overhead are not my strongest movement anyways, so amrap 2 was horrible, the barbell felt like 5kg heavier, I could not really cycle a lot of reps. Two weeks ago when I did a partner metcon with a friend of mine, we had to do 21 reps, using 35kg. This weight was fine to do one set unbroken and then go for 10/11 reps and 5-6. Well, at least I did it. Work on your weknesses… 😉

Berlin Throwdown wod 3 28/5/17

This time of the year when there are too many qualifiers and I really ask myself why I am doing this… Today I did Berlin Throwdown wod 3 again because I was not happy with my score, I still think I should have done better!

6 min amrap
1000 m row buy in
12 ohs (35)
6 burpees
– 2 rounds –

Before that we tried a yoga class for the box members which was anice experience…

Saturday 13/5/17

Warm-up (team)
600m run
300m buddy carry
600m run

Metcon team of 2
one works one rests

for time
210 kb swings 24/16
30 burpees
180sit ups
30 burpees
150 push ups
30 burpees
120cal row
30 burpees
90 kb squats 24/16
30 burpees
60 sdhp 24/16
30 burpees
RX 34:59 or so…
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Afternoon

Front Squat
1-1-1-1-1-1-1 (76.5,76.5,72,72,76.5,76.5,76.5)

Deadlift
5×4 (75,85,80,95,100)

5rds
chest to bar pull ups (between 7 and 10)
strict unbroken HSPU (between 5 and 6)

Cool Down
40 cal assault bike
30 squats